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Stray animal welfare
Since 1994, Naturewatch Foundation has continuously conducted projects to improve the lives of Ukraine’s animals. Our commitment has never faltered, even through turbulent times of political crisis. Through our work, there is always room for hope!
Naturewatch Foundation has:
- Advised, provided training seminars and practical workshops for animal protection NGOs and the local municipalities in Lutsk, Kharkiv and Melitopol to help them implement successful programmes to reduce stray animal populations humanely and sustainably
- Provided training and practical workshops to improve welfare standards in animal shelters
- Promoted the adoption of stray dogs and cats and the benefits of pet sterilisation and responsible pet ownership.
- Addressed the root of the stray animal problem by implementing an education programme in schools and universities to encourage responsible pet ownership
- Conducted Teacher Training Seminars and Workshops in Kiev, Lviv, Lutsk, Brody, Melitopol and Mykolaiv
- Launched Ukraine’s first online teacher training facility to integrate animal welfare and ethics into the Ukrainian school curriculum
Our hugely successful police training programme teaches police officers about the links between animal abuse and other violent crimes. We’re helping them understand why it’s important to deal with animal cruelty professionally and showing them how to investigate it. We’re working with police forces, local authorities, animal welfare organisations, skilled professionals and the public to get justice for animals.
We are also funding spay/neuter clinics in Kharkiv and Kupyansk, which offer free surgery to low-income pet owners, community and foster animals. By reducing the source of unwanted puppies that are all too often abandoned and left to become strays, these projects are helping the animals and citizens of these two cities.